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An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (1935)

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Black vaudeville acts are featured in this Vitaphone Pepper Pot short. In addition to those listed in the credits, acts include The 3 Whippets, a group of acrobats; and The Five Racketeers,... See full summary »

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Adelaide Hall ...
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The Nicholas Brothers ...
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Eunice Wilson ...
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Black vaudeville acts are featured in this Vitaphone Pepper Pot short. In addition to those listed in the credits, acts include The 3 Whippets, a group of acrobats; and The Five Racketeers, a band that initially backs up Eunice Wilson and then sings "Tiger Rag". Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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22 June 1935 (USA)  »

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Pepper Pot (1934-1935 season): An All-Colored Vaudeville Show  »

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Vitaphone production reel #1819. See more »

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Adelaide Hall and The Nicholas Brothers are credited on the title frame, but all the actors are credited by title cards on the vaudeville stage before their performances. See more »

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To Have You, To Hold You
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Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Adelaide Hall
Sung and tap-danced by Adelaide Hall
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Highly Entertaining Acts
1 May 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

All-Colored Vaudeville Show, An (1935)

*** (out of 4)

Highly entertaining Vitaphone short from Warner delivers exactly what the title says as we get a look at some black musical acts and other performers. First up is The 3 Whippets who are a trio of dancers who do an act dealing with back flips, somersaults and various other tricks including the highlight of the film where one keeps each foot on a different chair and what he does will have your eyes budging out. Adelaide Hall does a number called 'To Love You Again', which was a fairly catchy number. Up third are The Nicholas Brothers, a tap-dancing team. Finally we get The Five Racketeers who perform 'I Don't Know Why' and 'Tiger Rag'. If you're interested in these early race films then this here is certainly a must have simply because there aren't too many of them still available today. All four acts were entertaining as the nine-minute running time goes by extremely fast but the first group would be my favorite.


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